Eight people were injured Thursday in a head-on collision between two vehicles that took place on the Bik'a (Jordan Valley) Highway, between Mehola and Beit She'an.
Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency teams were on the scene, attending to the injured. Two were assessed as being criticaly wounded – a year-old infant and a man aged about 60. A man aged about 40 was in moderate to serious condition, and 5 were in light to moderate condition, including children aged 6 and 5.
The accident involved three vehicles, one of which crashed into a ditch at the side of the road. MDA ambulances evacuated some of the casualties to Afula's Haemek hospital. A military helicopter and an MDA helicopter took the most seriously injured to Rambam hospital in Haifa.
A father and his son were initialy trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated before they could receive treatment.
This is the second tragic accident on the same highway in less than 24 hours.
On Wednesday, a frontal collision between two vehicles occurred on Highway 90 near the Lido junction, in the vicinity of the Dead Sea. A 40-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl were killed. In addition, two men aged about 20 were seriously wounded, and three suffered moderate injuries: a woman aged about 30, and two girls aged about 14 and 12.